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Sunday, December 30, 2012

Check out this giveaway at herding cats & burning soup: Authors for the Holidays!

herding cats & burning soup: Authors for the Holidays!: Hello kittens! Welcome to our first Authors for the Holidays event!  For the entire month of December we're bringing you some amaz...

Friday, December 28, 2012

Review of THE BRIDEGROOM WORE PLAID



THE BRIDEGROOM WORE PLAID may be purchase here.

THE BRIDEGROOM WORE PLAID
Grace Burrowes

Ian MacGregor, Earl of Balfour, has many responsibilities, since his brother disappeared seven years ago.  In an effort to make ends meet, Ian has opened his main residence to rich English people, who hope to catch sight of the Queen and her consort.  Unfortunately, this is just a brief stop-gap method, and Ian realizes that he must marry a rich English heiress, for the good of his people.  Ian's choice is Miss Eugeni Daniels, who arrives with her sister, father, widowed cousin, and spinster cousin, Augusta Merrisck.  Ian is surprised at his attraction to Augusta but must resist it, because of his family's poor financial situation.

THE BRIDEGROOM WORE PLAID is a very enjoyable Victorian romance with engaging characters.  Ian is a great hero, who is torn between his responsibilities and his heart, but is willing to risk his heart for the well-being of his family and people.  Augusta, who has led a lonely existence, knows that she can't have Ian, because of her status as a poor relation.  Augusta decides to steal what happiness she can with Ian, before she must return to her lonely existence.  The interactions and loyality of Ian's family are loving and realistic, and I loved his boisterous family.  There are three other charming romances contained within this book, which in no way deter from the main romance.  I found only one small problem with THE BRIDEGROOM WORE PLAID, and that is the trusting manner Augusta has toward her uncle.  It appears that she knows he is a despicable character, but, still, trusted him to handle her affairs.  However, since Augusta had just lost her parents, I suppose her lapse in judgement may be forgiven.  Other than this minor annoyance, I greatly enjoyed THE BRIDEGROOM WORE PLAID, and I highly recommend it.

NOTE:  I received this book in return for an unbiased review.

  



Thursday, December 27, 2012

Check out this giveaway

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Tuesday, December 18, 2012

Winner of Giftcard Giveaway

I just noticed, that I'm only 46 followers away from 1,000.  That is so cool!  I never expected to have, that many followers.  Thanks everyone for supporting my blog.  This turned out to be a great hop and without further ado the winner is:







Dale Grim


Dale has been e-mailed.

HAPPY HOLIDAYS!

Monday, December 10, 2012

Gift Card Giveaway Hop



Book Lover and Procrastinator is stop 6. I'm giving away a $10 amazon e-giftcard to a lucky follower. Just leave a comment with how you follow and pertinent information to confirm the follow. Please leave an e-mail at which you can be reached. US only. Thanks to I Am A Reader, Not A Writer and Sweeping Me for hosting the hop. Below are the links to the others in the hop, so hop away. Hop starts Dec. 11 and ends Dec. 17. at midnight cst. I'm posting this early, but please don't enter until the 11. Hopefully, I will pick and contact the winner within 48 hrs. The winner will have 48 hrs. in which to get back with me. Thanks for participating!

Sunday, December 9, 2012

Review of Deliver Me from Temptation


DELIVER ME FROM TEMPTATION may be purchased here.

DELIVER ME FROM TEMPTATION
Tess Hilaire

Logan Calhoun, a Paladin angel warrior, first meets Detective Jessica Waters while chasing a succubus with two other Paladin warriors.   When Jessica interferes thinking the succubus is a helpless victim, Logan is forced to wipe her memory of the incident.  Logan hopes to never see the attractive detective again, because Jessica is likely to regain her memory, if she sees him.  However, fate has other plans for Logan and Jessica, when Logan has to go to Jessica's precinct the next day, and they meet again.  These two are greatly attracted to each other, but a long-lived Paladin and a human seems to be a tragic romance, especially with Lucifer and his evil henchman in the picture.

DELIVER ME FROM TEMPTATION is an entertaining, paranormal romance with spectacular world-building and multi-faceted characters.  Ms. Hilaire creates a vibrant world, which jumps off the pages and transports the reader to a world, in which good and evil collide.  Jessica is a rather tortured heroine.  Since the death of her sister, Jessica has made it her mission to put scum away and find justice for their victims.  Unfortunately,  her quest has become something of an obsession and her thirst for justice skirts the edge of a quest for vengeance.  Logan is a great hero, who has many responsibilities and issues with his father, the leader of the Paladin council.  As heir apparent to his father and the last of the new generations pure bloods, Logan must make tough decisions and overcome his father's prejudices against non-pure bloods.  Logan and Jessica's love seems destined for failure, but a strong hero and heroine will fight for their love and a happily-ever-after.  The only small quibble,that I have with this book, is that the ending seems a little abrupt.  Other than this, I thoroughly enjoyed DELIVER ME FROM TEMPTATION, and I'm on pins and needles waiting for the next book in the series.

NOTE:  I received this book in return for an unbiased review.



Sunday, December 2, 2012

Review of Wolfishly Yours


WOLFISHLY YOURS may be purchases here.

WOLFISHLY YOURS
Lydia Dare

Miss Lavinia Mayeux  isn't happy to be sent to England by her father, because of her wild ways.  Lavinia's father hopes, that her grandfather, Lord Holmesfield, can teach her to be a lady and get her a good matrimonial match.  Lord Holmesfield asks for Lady Radbourne's help in turning Lavinia into a lady in the eyes of the ton.  Meanwhile, Lady Radbourne's sons, Grayson and Archer,  are forced by their pack alpha and half-brother, Lord Eynsford, to take ettiquette lessons from Lady Radbourne's companion, Lady Sophia Cole.  It is decided, that Lady Sophia will help Lavinia, as well, and she enlists the aid of Grayson and Archer in teaching Lavinia to dance.  The attraction between Grayson and Lavinia is instantaneous, but Grayson knows that a match between Lavinia and someone with his prospects and reputation will never be allowed.

WOLFISHLY YOURS is a great shifter romance with endearing characters and a delightful plot.  Lavinia makes a great heroine, used to dealing with her Lycan family, she is strong and a little rough around the edges.  Lavinia tries her best to fit in but somehow, usually with the help of Grayson, makes great social gaffes.  Grayson is a wonderful hero, who is a little unsure of himself, as far as Lavinia is concerned.  Lavinia's arrival really knocks Grayson for a loop, and it is great watching him become tongue-tied around her.  The interactions between the Lycans are hilarious and, as someone with rambunctious brothers, quite true to form.

All in all, WOLFISHLY YOURS is an entertaining read with many humorous moments, and I can't wait for the next book in this series.

NOTE:  I received this book in return for an unbiased review.